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(Network World)   1,776 free screwdrivers intended to stop Apple from screwing iPhone owners   (networkworld.com ) divider line
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2013-06-24 12:24:28 PM  
and just in time for the 4th of July
 
2013-06-24 12:51:00 PM  
People are STILL upset about the pentalobe screws?
 
2013-06-24 12:57:12 PM  
Nobody's screwing my pentalobe, buddy!
 
2013-06-24 01:05:54 PM  
A pentalobe screwdriver costs $5 and a quick drive down to Fry's.
 
2013-06-24 01:16:50 PM  
you're just going to toss the farking thing when iphone 5s comes out anyway
 
2013-06-24 01:19:14 PM  

Inquisitive Inquisitor: A pentalobe screwdriver costs $5 and a quick drive down to Fry's.


The $5 is fine it's the 1,200 mile drive that I hate. It's RadioShack or BestBuy only here and our Radioshack recently decided to fire their old sales guys who were actually helpful and hire a bunch of morons for minimum wage.
 
2013-06-24 01:23:50 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Inquisitive Inquisitor: A pentalobe screwdriver costs $5 and a quick drive down to Fry's.

The $5 is fine it's the 1,200 mile drive that I hate. It's RadioShack or BestBuy only here and our Radioshack recently decided to fire their old sales guys who were actually helpful and hire a bunch of morons for minimum wage.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Repair-Tools-set-for-iPhone-4-4G-4S-5-Point- St ar-Pentalobe-Screwdriver-Sticke-/120979369121?pt=US_Cell_Phone_Replace ment_Parts_Tools&hash=item1c2aeeaca1
 
2013-06-24 01:32:18 PM  
I'll have mine without the oj
 
2013-06-24 01:36:59 PM  

Inquisitive Inquisitor: A pentalobe screwdriver costs $5 and a quick drive down to Fry's.


It's the principle of the thing.  There is no engineering reason to use a pentalobe screw.  Apple did it in order to prevent DIY battery replacements.  Solely as a way to screw over the consumer and restrict the 3rd party parts & repair industry.
 
2013-06-24 01:37:57 PM  
If you're still not clear on why the number 1,776 was chosen, I'm afraid you'll need to repeat elementary school history.

Maybe if I were living in the US proper when I was in elementary school.

// 1917
 
2013-06-24 01:49:14 PM  
As someone who replaced his iPhone 4S battery an hour ago using a $10 kit from eBay, I approve this giveaway.
 
2013-06-24 01:50:03 PM  

FrancoFile: Inquisitive Inquisitor: A pentalobe screwdriver costs $5 and a quick drive down to Fry's.

It's the principle of the thing.  There is no engineering reason to use a pentalobe screw.  Apple did it in order to prevent DIY battery replacements.  Solely as a way to screw over the consumer and restrict the 3rd party parts & repair industry.


I hope they use a custom asymmetrical screw to really fark with their customers next time.
 
2013-06-24 01:53:58 PM  
Are any of them sonic?
 
2013-06-24 01:56:05 PM  

lewismarktwo: FrancoFile: Inquisitive Inquisitor: A pentalobe screwdriver costs $5 and a quick drive down to Fry's.

It's the principle of the thing.  There is no engineering reason to use a pentalobe screw.  Apple did it in order to prevent DIY battery replacements.  Solely as a way to screw over the consumer and restrict the 3rd party parts & repair industry.

I hope they use a custom asymmetrical screw to really fark with their customers next time.


asset2.itsnicethat.com
 
2013-06-24 01:56:34 PM  
Try a dash of bitters in your screwdriver. It'll change your world.

Also, substitute Sunny Delight for the OJ, and have SunnyDrivers!
 
2013-06-24 02:25:33 PM  
I have lots of "do it yourself" friends. This is pretty much their experience with them fixing their own iPhones for cheap.

1) Something breaks like they drop it and break the screen.
2) they try to fix it themselves and buy some cheap replacement.
3) It doesn't farking work.
4) THEN they take it back to Apple store and Apple store says they won't touch it because it has a 3rd party screen on it.
5) They then blame Apple because they themselves dicked with it.

Either fix it yourself or don't.
 
2013-06-24 02:31:12 PM  
This is a cute publicity stunt. I hope they paid for this link.
 
2013-06-24 02:31:22 PM  

Corvus: I have lots of "do it yourself" friends. This is pretty much their experience with them fixing their own iPhones for cheap.

1) Something breaks like they drop it and break the screen.
2) they try to fix it themselves and buy some cheap replacement.
3) It doesn't farking work.
4) THEN they take it back to Apple store and Apple store says they won't touch it because it has a 3rd party screen on it.
5) They then blame Apple because they themselves dicked with it.

Either fix it yourself or don't.


There is also a 0.8 or 0.5 mm tiny connector in there or some such ridiculous pitch. I'm pretty handy at soldering and repairs but even under a stereoscope I declined to try. And I've soldered 0201 by hand without a 'scope.

Some stuff you just hand over to specialists.
 
2013-06-24 02:54:19 PM  

Corvus: I have lots of "do it yourself" friends. This is pretty much their experience with them fixing their own iPhones for cheap.

1) Something breaks like they drop it and break the screen.
2) they try to fix it themselves and buy some cheap replacement.
3) It doesn't farking work.
4) THEN they take it back to Apple store and Apple store says they won't touch it because it has a 3rd party screen on it.
5) They then blame Apple because they themselves dicked with it.

Either fix it yourself or don't.


Which is one of the reasons Apple locks stuff down like they do.  Haters will continue to believe that  they only do it for the LOLs and money however.
 
2013-06-24 03:06:02 PM  

Gonz: Try a dash of bitters in your screwdriver. It'll change your world.

Also, substitute Sunny Delight for the OJ, and have SunnyDrivers!


You could leave out the vodka and have a DesignatedDriver...
 
2013-06-24 03:13:46 PM  
From TFA "If you're still not clear on why the number 1,776 was chosen, I'm afraid you'll need to repeat elementary school history." Oddly enough as a Canadian I'm sure I learned that in elementary school. I wonder if Americans learn any Canadian history.
 
2013-06-24 03:14:14 PM  
I could see doing a DYI after the expired warranty, If you were dumb enough not to keep your phone in a protective case. But who keeps there phones long enough to have to replace the battery? Even on my Samsung S2 where battery replacement required no tools, it still had a decent battery when I upgraded after 2 years.
 
2013-06-24 03:18:16 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I could see doing a DYI after the expired warranty, If you were dumb enough not to keep your phone in a protective case. But who keeps there phones long enough to have to replace the battery? Even on my Samsung S2 where battery replacement required no tools, it still had a decent battery when I upgraded after 2 years.


It's not a phone, but I replaced my Ipod battery twice before the battery glue fused to a ribbon the ribbon cables and ruined it.
 
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2013-06-24 03:50:22 PM  

Gonz: Try a dash of bitters in your screwdriver. It'll change your world.

Also, substitute Sunny Delight for the OJ, and have SunnyDrivers!

I bet Nicole wishes she'd thought of that.
 
2013-06-24 03:54:55 PM  

Gonz: Try a dash of bitters in your screwdriver. It'll change your world.

Also, substitute Sunny Delight for the OJ, and have SunnyDrivers!


Eh, I generally just go with cheap vodka, cheap orange juice, and way too much time in the sun.
 
2013-06-24 05:24:24 PM  
From TFA "If you're still not clear on why the number 1,776 was chosen, I'm afraid you'll need to repeat elementary school history." Oddly enough as a Canadian I'm sure I learned that in elementary school. I wonder if Americans learn any Canadian history.

The only thing I know about Canadian history I learned from the Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen.

"Our country reeks of trees..."
 
2013-06-24 05:39:15 PM  

Russ1642: From TFA "If you're still not clear on why the number 1,776 was chosen, I'm afraid you'll need to repeat elementary school history." Oddly enough as a Canadian I'm sure I learned that in elementary school. I wonder if Americans learn any Canadian history.


Why would we?
 
2013-06-24 05:53:51 PM  

devine: From TFA "If you're still not clear on why the number 1,776 was chosen, I'm afraid you'll need to repeat elementary school history." Oddly enough as a Canadian I'm sure I learned that in elementary school. I wonder if Americans learn any Canadian history.

The only thing I know about Canadian history I learned from the Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen.

"Our country reeks of trees..."


Aw, shiat.  You activated the neuronal cluster encoding that song in my brain.

Our yaks are really large
And they smell like rotting... BEEF CARCASSES
And we have to clean up after them
And our saddle sores are the best

We proudly wear women's clothing
As searing sand blows up our skirts

And the buzzards they soar overhead
Poisonous snakes will devour us whole

Our bones will bleach in the sun

And we will probably goooo to Heck
And that is our great reward
For being the Roy-yuh-yal
Ca-a-nadian Kilted Yaksmen

/typed from memory
//probably screwed it up
///probably going to Heck
 
2013-06-24 05:56:57 PM  

JesusJuice: Russ1642: From TFA "If you're still not clear on why the number 1,776 was chosen, I'm afraid you'll need to repeat elementary school history." Oddly enough as a Canadian I'm sure I learned that in elementary school. I wonder if Americans learn any Canadian history.

Why would we?


Honestly, he has a point. I don't recall learning much about Canada, and I live in Michigan. We're practically Canada here. I mean, we have Tim Horton's everywhere!

But no- I don't know a damned thing about Canadian history. That makes me a little sad that my schools didn't consider the history of Canada worth teaching. We're supposed to be friends; We should be learning about each other.
 
2013-06-24 06:11:07 PM  

Russ1642: From TFA "If you're still not clear on why the number 1,776 was chosen, I'm afraid you'll need to repeat elementary school history." Oddly enough as a Canadian I'm sure I learned that in elementary school. I wonder if Americans learn any Canadian history.


I remember hearing something about some terrorist pseudo-Frenchmen from the North burning down our White House the last time we went up for a friendly visit, but that's about it.

/What's a Canada?
 
2013-06-24 06:11:48 PM  

ZeroCorpse: JesusJuice: Russ1642: From TFA "If you're still not clear on why the number 1,776 was chosen, I'm afraid you'll need to repeat elementary school history." Oddly enough as a Canadian I'm sure I learned that in elementary school. I wonder if Americans learn any Canadian history.

Why would we?

Honestly, he has a point. I don't recall learning much about Canada, and I live in Michigan. We're practically Canada here. I mean, we have Tim Horton's everywhere!

But no- I don't know a damned thing about Canadian history. That makes me a little sad that my schools didn't consider the history of Canada worth teaching. We're supposed to be friends; We should be learning about each other.


It makes sense for Canada to learn US history because their country is defined by its relationship to us. The reverse is not true.
 
2013-06-24 06:52:42 PM  
I love Fark! Where else can you watch a discussion go from people complaining that Apple doesn't make it easy for them to bumblefork (yes, a word freshly made up) their phones so they can make even more money fixing these idiots mistakes to why American history isn't emphasized in the Canadian education system. All that way in 31 posts!
 
2013-06-24 07:35:33 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Corvus: I have lots of "do it yourself" friends. This is pretty much their experience with them fixing their own iPhones for cheap.

1) Something breaks like they drop it and break the screen.
2) they try to fix it themselves and buy some cheap replacement.
3) It doesn't farking work.
4) THEN they take it back to Apple store and Apple store says they won't touch it because it has a 3rd party screen on it.
5) They then blame Apple because they themselves dicked with it.

Either fix it yourself or don't.

There is also a 0.8 or 0.5 mm tiny connector in there or some such ridiculous pitch. I'm pretty handy at soldering and repairs but even under a stereoscope I declined to try. And I've soldered 0201 by hand without a 'scope.

Some stuff you just hand over to specialists someone who will e-waste it and give you a new one.


Lets be honest here.
 
2013-06-24 07:57:22 PM  

Russ1642: From TFA "If you're still not clear on why the number 1,776 was chosen, I'm afraid you'll need to repeat elementary school history." Oddly enough as a Canadian I'm sure I learned that in elementary school. I wonder if Americans learn any Canadian history.


The history I learned was on my own, I was looking to see how insurance looked up there. One of the first links took me to the Hudson Bay Company which really surprised me. They still exist? And I read about their evolution over the years, learned how the land they owned became the modern Canada and how recent the current borders really are.

But in school we just learn that the Tories went north after the Revolution, then the escaped slaves went north prior to our Civil War, and then our draft dodgers went north during Veitnam.
 
2013-06-24 08:10:23 PM  

moothemagiccow: you're just going to toss the farking thing when iphone 5s comes out anyway


Or if you're smart, you're going to sell it.
 
2013-06-24 10:20:50 PM  
every time I have had to replace something (a few backs on iPhones) the screw drivers came with the back as a throw-in.

/must have 5 of them around
 
2013-06-25 12:28:48 AM  

JesusJuice: ZeroCorpse: JesusJuice: Russ1642: From TFA "If you're still not clear on why the number 1,776 was chosen, I'm afraid you'll need to repeat elementary school history." Oddly enough as a Canadian I'm sure I learned that in elementary school. I wonder if Americans learn any Canadian history.

Why would we?

Honestly, he has a point. I don't recall learning much about Canada, and I live in Michigan. We're practically Canada here. I mean, we have Tim Horton's everywhere!

But no- I don't know a damned thing about Canadian history. That makes me a little sad that my schools didn't consider the history of Canada worth teaching. We're supposed to be friends; We should be learning about each other.

It makes sense for Canada to learn US history because their country is defined by its relationship to us. The reverse is not true.


What's this valve do? Oh, it says Oil To USA. Maybe I should close it.
 
2013-06-25 04:42:09 AM  

Gonz: Try a dash of bitters in your screwdriver. It'll change your world.

Also, substitute Sunny Delight for the OJ, and have SunnyDrivers!


i stir my screwdrivers with a screwdriver. we need to party.
 
2013-06-25 08:06:23 AM  
and rather than linking directly to iFixit, sub-tard links to some asshat's blog.
 
2013-06-25 07:34:42 PM  
Piss Apple off enough and you next iPhone will have these:

www.tufnutworks.com
 
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